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Old 01-09-2018, 06:13 AM
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When piecing or quilting all day, the little pieces of threads that accumulate on my clothes are driving me crazy. I won't mention walking through the house for something and the numerous times I've picked up threads off the carpet, or having to answer the door covered with thread. Sure I have one of those sticky rollers for lint etc that I try to use often, but it's not enough. Thinking about taking an old plastic flannel backed table cloth and making a bib apron from it to catch the threads.....maybe even put one on the floor under my machine. Would you do this, or am I suddenly getting excessive in my old age??
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:16 AM
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I'm having the same problem. I wear a couple of zippered sweatshirt things for warmth and comfort and one of them is a magnet! I have to pull each one off. The washer and dryer do nothing.
Your idea is hilarious! I probably will just pick and complain but you should go for it!
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:32 AM
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Same problem - the hardwood floors are fine because I can sweep them easily, but the area rugs are a real pain to vacuum. And don't get me started on my sofa - the fabric seems like a terry cloth and nothing gets the threads off that. I've taken to covering it with a sheet. Good thing the only person who comes over is my daughter and she has her own issues with dog hair.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:24 AM
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I have one of the weighted pin cushions with a thread bag that sits on the end of my sewing table on the right. All my clipped threads go in it as I cut them off. It really helps and it doesn't take long to get into the habit of using it.
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Maybe if you go outside with your blowdryer you can get your clothes clean.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:32 AM
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As a friend once observed, "We come with strings attached". I would rather deal with the strings than the fine belly hair left by kitty. I buy the sticky rollers by the carton. Like a mechanic with grease embedded in his hands, it goes with the territory.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:40 AM
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I have small plastic containers on each of my machines for clipping ends. It does keep it a little under control but the area rug is a magnet. The lap cover is not a bad idea. I wove one for spinning, it is dark on one side and light on the other. When I sit at the wheel and spin if the fiber is dark, I use the light side and vice versa. Fibers are as bad as threads
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Lint brush... one of my favorite 'notions'. I keep one on my sewing table and roll myself before I leave the room.
It helps a lot and keeps me from embarrassing myself if I jump in the car to run a quick errand.
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Lint brush... one of my favorite 'notions'. I keep one on my sewing table and roll myself before I leave the room.
It helps a lot and keeps me from embarrassing myself if I jump in the car to run a quick errand.
I need to do this, recently went to Target and realized when I was there that my favorite sweater had threads ALL over it lol
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I use a thread cup also. I keep a roll of wide masking tape and take a long strip of that and use it to pounce up and down on the carpet to quickly get the strays.
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